A racist sent Nazi propaganda to a Brooklyn pizzeria with Jewish owners – an act of cowardice fueled by “a group of celebrities” that made “racists and Nazis feel safe,” its chef said on Tuesday at Post.
The black-and-white photocopied leaflet – depicting a 1938 Nazi rally in Nuremberg – arrived at Lucia Pizza at 2201 Avenue X in Sheepshead Bay on Monday morning with no return address, said chef and co-owner Salvatore Carlino.
“My partners are Jewish, so it’s obviously targeted,” Carlino said. “This person’s intention was to photocopy this nasty Nazi propaganda to effectively scare us. I don’t have the words for that. I was just heartbroken.
“It’s 2022 and it’s happening,” he fumed.
The racist act comes amid a number of celebrities engaging in anti-Semitic behavior, including rapper Kayne West launches into messy rants and Nets star Kyrie Irving promote an antisemitic film and book.
Carlino blamed the couple for emboldening the racist who anonymously sent the sickening flyer to his shop, saying the stars had “grossly abused their platforms”.
“It’s a snowball effect. … When we have a bunch of celebrities saying really stupid shit, it makes racists and Nazis feel safe.
The slinger said his partners reported the letter to police and the NYPD confirmed its Hate Crimes Task Force was looking into the incident.
Carlino said he thought the sender was “a very, very sad man” who must be hiding behind anonymous stunts.
“But what if it was a hole in a bulletproof vest with a gun he bought in Pennsylvania?” Carlin said. “It scares the crap out of me.”
Last week, federal law enforcement in New Jersey put the Jewish community on high alert after what the FBI believed was a credible threat to the community.